The Maldives is a world-renowned destination for romantic couples seeking the perfect honeymoon destination but it’s also a fantastic playground for families in search of fun. If you and your family are looking for a place where you can create memories to last a lifetime, the Maldives has what it takes.
Once you’ve taken the plunge and booked your trip to one of the family friendly resorts such as Kurumba, Meeru and Dhigali, start planning your itinerary.
We’ve put together 10 activities you really should not miss.
Marine life in the Maldives is nothing short of astounding and there is nowhere better to capture your children’s imagination than the abundant reefs. They’ll see a myriad of creatures of all colours imaginable, they’re likely to encounter turtles, graceful rays and maybe even a shark or two!
Go on a dolphin cruise
Nothing beats the joy and excitement of seeing pods of dolphins performing acrobatics by the boat. For an extra special experience, go at sunset and watch Mother Nature’s glorious display reflecting in the Indian Ocean.
Learn to dive
With crystal clear waters, safe sandy lagoons, and the patient and friendly team of Euro-Divers by your side, learning to dive will be a thrilling experience never to be forgotten. Check out the eLearning possibilities and complete the theory online at home, then it’s just the fun water part when you arrive in paradise. Kids as young as 8 years old can join the action with the PADI Bubblemaker where they can experience breathing underwater and have a lot of fun blowing bubbles and playing amongst the fish!
Play beach volleyball
This iconic beach sport is best played in the late afternoon as the sun casts it’s warm glow and the post-game cold beer or kids mocktails taste even better.
Dine on the beach
A private table, your feet in the sand, the sound of the ocean and a blanket of stars overhead. Candlelit beach dinners are not just for romantic couples so don’t miss out.
Enjoy kid’s club activities
Kids will love the activities, action and entertainment and parents will love the down time they provide – think spa treatment or quiet time for reading the book you packed but never seem to find the time to read. you’ll be refreshed for the kids’ return and ready for more family fun.
Get soaked during family-friendly water sports
Whether it’s a paddleboarding excursion, a trip around the lagoon in a kayak or an adrenalin-pumping session on the fun tubes or banana boat, kids will love seeing you get a thorough soaking!
Picnic on the beach
Take the kids on a picnic like they’ve never experienced before – a quiet stretch of beach or even your very own deserted sandbank where you can play at being Robinson Crusoe for a few hours. Allow the resort staff to create a wonderful picnic for you all to enjoy.
Play beach games
The soft white sandy beaches are perfect for sandcastle building and sand art creations and great for family games that will inevitably include a splash in the warm ocean too.
Wish upon a shooting star
The night sky in the Maldives is mesmerising and shooting stars are the perfect way to make a wish to return some day and repeat the amazing holiday you’ve all had together.